Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The KamiAmi Women of Pokuase, Ghana

In the local Ga language in Pokuase, Ghana, “kami ami” translates to “don’t make it too tight, keep it loose.” It was the first crocheting instruction I learned as I worked with a group of women, teaching them to crochet wallets and handbags with the plastic bags (called “rubbers”) that usually litter their environment. We became the KamiAmi Women; we are a community development project of WomensTrust, a micro-lending organization in Pokuase.

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